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Apr 27, 2010Aaron Smith
The internet gives citizens new paths to government services and information.
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Federal, state, and local governments have made major efforts to provide information and services online. This also coincides with the increasingly important role of the internet in politics.
Roger Harris, Ventura County Star
Oct 7, 2002
A national survey of local elected officials shows that e-mail is becoming an important means of communication between voters and public officials.
Nearly nine in 10 of the elected officials surveyed said they use e-mail in performance of their pu...
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Oct 6, 2002
This data set contains questions about the expectations of Internet users when it comes to finding information and engaging institutions online. Includes questions about consumer purchasing, news gathering, online banking, and government websites.
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Alan Goldstein, Knight Ridder Tribune Business News, The Dallas Morning News
Oct 3, 2002
Mayors and city council members may have a reputation of being slow to adopt the Internet, but they have caught up and now actively use the technology in their jobs, says a survey expected to be released Thursday.
The study, from the Pew Internet & ...
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Oct 2, 2002Lee Rainie, Elena Larsen
Fully 88% of local elected officials use the Internet in the course of their official duties and many say their online activities have helped them learn more about local public opinion, stay in touch better with community groups, and encounter new vo...
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Suzanne Choney, The San Diego Union-Tribune
Apr 8, 2002
The Pew Internet & American Life project's recent report, "The rise of the e-citizen," said that as of January, 68 million American adults have used government Web sites, up from 40 million in March 2000, when the group first did polling on the topic...
Apr 3, 2002Lee Rainie, Elena Larsen
Sixty-eight million Americans have used the Web sites of government agencies, a figure up from 40 million such users two years ago. They exploit their new access to government in wide-ranging ways, finding information to further their civic, professi...
Feb 12, 2002Lee Rainie
Covers our basic findings related to how people use government Web sites.
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Reuters, USA Today
Nov 19, 2001
About 65 million Americans have sought health information on the Internet, but many of their online activities are not protected by U.S. medical privacy rules, a report released Monday said.
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Nov 19, 2001Susannah Fox, Angela Choy, Janlori Goldman, Zoe Hudson, Joy Pritts
This report is intended to give a general overview of how the federal health privacy regulation (“HIPAA”) may or may not apply to health Web sites.
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By Lee Bowman, Scripps Howard News Service , The Modesto Bee
Personal medical information shared online may not be protected by new federal rules meant to protect health-care privacy, a report sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts says.
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of current Facebook users say that at one time or another in the past they have voluntarily taken a break from using Facebook for a period of several weeks or more.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trust.